Rlys opens new counter near parcel office

ST CORRESPONDENT
Sunday, 17 March 2019

Several passengers used to enter the Pune junction through the parcel office as it is located on the Mumbai side on platform number one. 

Pune: Several passengers used to enter the Pune junction through the parcel office as it is located on the Mumbai side on platform number one. 

There was no Traveller Ticket Examiner (TTE) deployed to keep a check on the intruders. Now, the railway has opened a ticket counter and deputed two TTE to check the platform tickets.

“The railways has opened an unreserved ticket counter near the parcel office. This will help thousands of passengers not to queue during the peak hours. The counter will also dispense platform tickets,” said Manoj Jhawar, spokesperson of Pune railway division.

“Railway Divisional Manager (DRM) Milind Deouskar always conducts inspection of the Pune junction. Last year during his regular inspection, he found that there is a need to open a ticket counter. He also observed that several passengers enter from the parcel office side. He instructed the officials to send a draft report to open the counter. Recently, it was approved and the counter started functioning,” said a highly placed officer of the Pune division.

“It is easy to enter platform number one from the parcel office side. There was no security check earlier. Passengers used to enter the platform on the pretext of booking a parcel. The new counter will help railways to generate more revenue in terms of ticket booking and fine as well,” said Harsha Shah, President, Railway Pravasi Group.

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